The new book includes dozens of recipes from rising stars in the AIR development community--David Tucker, Rich Tretola, Marco Casario, and Koen De Weggheleire--along with the best solutions posted by visitors to the Adobe AIR Cookbook community website hosted by Adobe and O'Reilly.
Thoroughly vetted by Adobe's AIR development team, Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook addresses fundamentals, best practices, and topics that web developers and application designers inquire about most. The hands-on recipes in this cookbook help you solve a variety of tasks and scenarios that you may encounter using Adobe AIR to build Rich Internet Applications for the desktop. It's an ideal way to learn the nuances of Adobe AIR, with practical solutions you can use right away, and detailed explanations of why and how they work.
These recipes will help you:
So if you're ready to expand your skill set with Adobe AIR, this is the book you've been waiting for.
The book includes a foreword from Lee Brimelow, Platform Evangelist at Adobe, who adds: "This is the first book that covers Adobe AIR 1.5 and you couldn't ask for a better group of authors to help teach you the ins and outs of AIR development. This book will find a permanent home beside my keyboard whenever I'm doing any AIR development."
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Marco Casario has dedicated himself to innovative projects for the web using Flash and Director (as far back as versions 3 and 5). In 2005, Marco founded Comtaste, a company dedicated to exploring new frontiers in Rich Internet Applications and the convergence between the web and the world of mobile devices--MobyMobile and YouThru are representative of their recent work.
Koen De Weggheleire is a faculty member of the Technical University of West-Flanders (HOWEST), department PIH-Multimedia and Communication Technology (MCT) where he teaches Flash Platform Solutions (Flash, Flex, AIR) with a smile. He is also the Adobe User Group Manager for Belgium Adobe User Group and an Adobe Community Expert.
Rich Tretola currently holds the position of Rich Applications Technical Lead at Herff Jones Inc. He is an award-winning Flex developer and was the lead author of Professional Flex 2 (Wrox) and sole author of Beginning AIR (Wrox). He is also a contributing author on Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook (O'Reilly Media).
David Tucker is a software engineer with Universal Mind where he focuses on Flex and AIR application. In addition, he is an avid blogger and writes primarily about Adobe AIR, Flash, Flex, and ColdFusion at davidtucker.net.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook.
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